ANPO: Art X War
The US has operated military bases in Japan for six decades. Their presence has rubbed salt into unhealed wounds from the war, a complex trauma. But ANPO is not a straightforward political documentary. Instead, the film depicts resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan through an electrifying collage of paintings, photographs and animated, narrative and documentary films by Japan's foremost contemporary artists. A poetic rumination on how artists respond to a nation's trauma.